Presidential candidate Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte described the Romualdo’s clan as “feudal lords” for barring his supporters to hold a rally in Mambajao, Camiguin.
“And you know when that happens, the feudal lords begin to think they own the place and the people. They gave us a hard time when we applied for a permit. They cut our electrical connection,” Philippine Daily Inquirer quoted Duterte as saying.
Duterte spokesperson Peter Tiu Laviña said that the Duterte-Cayetano tandem are set to arrive in Camiguin, but their team experienced various forms of suppression in Camiguin.
“Trapo politics is reigning in Camiguin and we need to expose this ugly side of the island. Our volunteers and supporters are being harassed, people are being warned not to be on the streets for the arrival of our candidates and not to attend the rally,” Laviña said
“They were told to be delisted from 4Ps, PhilHealth and scholarship programs,” he added.
“The LGU is making it hard for us to hold a rally. But more than that, it is making it hard for the people of the beautiful island of Camiguin who want real change.” Laviña said.
Duterte said that the right of citizens to conduct a political rallies has always been protected by the Constitution, “The people need to hear the candidates so that they can make the right choice,” he said.
source: Philippine Daily Inquirer